LYNX Silver Line
In February 2019, the MTC amended Southeast Corridor/LYNX Silver Line to include the West Corridor locally preferred alternative – light rail – resulting in the LYNX Silver Line being defined as one continuous light rail corridor from the Town of Matthews to Center City Charlotte and continuing west to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport and beyond to a western terminus in the City of Belmont in Gaston County. The Southeast and West corridors will connect in Center City at Highway 74 and I-277, via 11th Street near Charlotte's North End and head toward the Charlotte Gateway District before connecting to Wilkinson Boulevard.
Additionally, during LYNX Silver Line preliminary engineering, the MTC approved an examination of the feasibility of extending the Silver Line eastward to a potential terminus in the Town of Stallings in Union County.
As part of an upcoming regional transit study, there will be an evaluation of rapid transit corridors including light rail extensions into adjacent counties and to the City of Gastonia's downtown.